Jaspreet Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja claimed that India registered a 137-run victory in the Boxing Day Test on Sunday and secured an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-match series Down.
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma (2/71) claimed Australia’s last wicket of Nathan Lyon (7), adding to Australia’s 261 runs in difficult times of 399 runs.
Mohammed Shami also took two wickets, but in MCG did not put a single ball on the day of the rain delayed 5. Earlier, morning session was washed away due to rain.
All-rounder Pat Cummins battled a lone battle with 114-ball 63 after the home team’s collapse in a consistent innings of a Test match. On Saturday, Pat Cummins made a fantastic half-century to keep Australia on the most spectacular day of the Test.
Visitors found an extra 30 minutes to get the Australian team out, but failed to dismiss the tail players. Cummins 61 (unbeaten) and Nathan Lyon were unbeaten on six because Australia finished the day 4 at 258/8, 141 runs away from the win.
Captain Virat Kohli declared India’s second innings on 106 for eight at stumps on Australia to chase down the fourth innings of 399 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. (Scorecard)